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Early scoring spree enough
Royals 3, White Sox 2
David DeJesus is congratulated by Billy Butler after scoring the game's first run. (Ed Zurga/AP)
 Butler's two-run single
The Royals scored three runs in the first inning, which sufficed for Royals ace Gil Meche, as he allowed one earned run over seven innings and held off a late White Sox rally to notch his ninth victory of the season.
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Series at a glance:
CWS
Chi White Sox (65-86)
Lost 1
Kansas City 3, Chi White Sox 2   KC
Kansas City (65-85)
Won 1
September 18, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0   2 4 1
Kansas City
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X   3 9 1
Standings thru 9/18/07  |  Gameday  |  White Sox Stats  |  Royals Stats
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Owens, CF3000011.254
  a-Terrero, PH-CF1000000.234
Fields, LF3220100.238
Thome, DH3010101.268
Dye, RF4000015.249
Erstad, 1B4001011.247
Pierzynski, C4000002.260
Uribe, SS3000020.228
Richar, 2B3010010.242
Cintron, 3B3000011.239
Totals312412711 

a-Grounded out for Owens in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Fields 2 (17, Meche, Meche), Richar (9, Meche).
TB: Fields 4; Thome; Richar 2.
RBI: Erstad (30).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dye; Owens.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Uribe (16, throw).
DP: (Uribe-Erstad).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF3120001.269
Grudzielanek, 2B4120012.298
Gload, 1B2111202.298
Butler, DH4012004.295
Teahen, RF4000022.283
Smith, 3B4020012.206
Gathright, LF4000023.308
Buck, C4000011.226
Pena, SS3010000.258
Totals323932717 

BATTING
2B: Gload (20, Floyd), Smith (3, Floyd).
3B: Smith (2, Floyd).
TB: DeJesus 2; Grudzielanek 2; Gload 2; Butler; Smith 5; Pena.
RBI: Gload (49), Butler 2 (49).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gload; Gathright; Butler 2; Buck.
S: Pena.
GIDP: DeJesus.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Smith (3, fielding).

 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Floyd (L, 1-4)6.09331605.65
Myers 1.10001103.78
Wassermann 0.20000002.45
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meche (W, 9-12)7.04212503.70
Gobble (H, 15)0.10000003.02
Peralta (H, 5)0.10000003.94
Bale (H, 2)0.10000004.63
Soria (S, 16)1.00000202.53

HBP: DeJesus (by Floyd).
Pitches-strikes: Floyd 98-69, Myers 14-8, Wassermann 7-4, Meche 108-75, Gobble 6-3, Peralta 5-2, Bale 6-3, Soria 10-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Floyd 9-3, Myers 2-1, Wassermann 2-0, Meche 6-9, Gobble 1-0, Peralta 0-1, Bale 1-0, Soria 1-0.
Batters faced: Floyd 29, Myers 5, Wassermann 2, Meche 27, Gobble 1, Peralta 1, Bale 1, Soria 3.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: James Hoye. 2B: Phil Cuzzi. 3B: Tom Hallion.
Weather: 70 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 6 mph, R to L.
T: 2:38.
Att: 15,015.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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